Metropolitan Highway System Investment Study (MHSIS)

This report, produced as part of the Metropolitan Highway System Investment Study, identifies methods to achieve the greatest efficiency out of the highway system of the Twin Cities region and manage congestion from a system-wide perspective.

This study proposes a future transportation investment strategy that optimizes the highway capacity in the region through the use of multimodal-oriented managed lanes and comprehensive system management strategies. This strategy provides an opportunity for travelers to opt their way out of congestion, even if system congestion may persist.

The study has been a joint effort between the Metropolitan Council and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT). The strategy identified in the study is reflected in proposed amendments to the Council's 2030 Transportation Policy Plan, being considered by the Council. 

MHSIS Report
MHSIS Report Appendices
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